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Celebrate Life!

October 21, 2013

Perspective is so important. Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.”

What is your perspective on turning older? How do you feel when your birthday approaches? I have a friend who just recently turned 50 years old. She told me she was so depressed at the thought of turning 50, that she cried all night before her 50th birthday.

 

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Random Acts of Kindness

September 18, 2013

I love hearing about random acts of kindness. My heart sings knowing there are loving, caring, and decent people who go out of their way to help and bring joy to others. There’s so much negativity in the world, and so often, only bad news is reported. It’s a breath of fresh air to hear stories of random acts of kindness, or, better yet, to experience them firsthand for yourself.

 

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Don’t Go To Bed Angry!

September 5, 2013

Anger can be an ugly beast. Yes, sometimes, there is room for righteous anger. The kind of anger we feel when we think justice has not been served, or when we’re angry that something cruel and heartless has happened. Perhaps, we feel we have a right to be angry when senseless acts take place, and lives are lost or hurt.

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I don’t believe in coincidences. As a true believer in the power of intent, and as a beloved child of God and the Universe, all that occurs in my life happens for a reason. I don’t believe in luck, only blessings. I know every person and creature is placed in my life for a specific purpose. Every situation is a learning experience. Everything happens for my own good. My life is a continuous evolution of self-growth. Having this knowledge and insight, I wake up every morning with enthusiasm, ready to face anything and anyone that wanders onto my life path. I remain curious as to the life lesson for the day and grateful for the beauty that God will reveal to me.

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It took me a long time to learn to love myself. I grew up in an Asian culture where I was taught to be selfless, and to always put the needs and desires of other people before my own. The expectation was to never think of myself first, as that was selfish. My parents’, siblings’, relatives’, and friends’ needs and wants, all took priority over mine. It was ingrained in me to put my own needs and desires last. Pleasing others was more important than pleasing myself. Self-sacrifice was honorable.

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Can you meditate your pain away? In my last blog post, Meditate To Reduce Stress, I wrote about how meditation reduces stress and improves your health. Here, I will specifically address how meditation can reduce pain.

Meditation involves training the mind. By meditating, you can release stress and tension in your body caused by the pain that you are experiencing. When you feel pain, these feelings are not just physical, but are emotional and mental as well. By relaxing and focusing your mind on places and feelings other than the present pain, you can reduce your pain. It may take some time and practice to learn to reduce pain by meditating, but I encourage you to try it.

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